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6918th RSM/SS Hakata Japan

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Message Number: 528 - Sun, Mar 14, 2021 13:41:24
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Name:  Ralph Finch
Service Branch:  Army
Years at Hakata:  1959-61
Highest Rank at Hakata:  Pvt.
Comments:

Until I met my current wife, those two years were the best years of my life. Much of my heart remains there.


Message Number: 527 - Sun, Mar 14, 2021 06:29:23
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Name:  Carol Farr
Service Branch:  United States
Comments:

Susan Kelder is the daughter of Homer D Boswell Baker Flight Commander 1963-1965.


Message Number: 526 - Wednesday, February 24, 2021 14:49:38 EDT
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Name:  Susan Kelder
Service Branch:  Air Force
Years at Hakata:  1962-1964
Flight or Trick:  Flat Cmdr (710) Intell Comm w/opts, traffic exploitation off.
Comments:

Good day,

My father was stationed there and my siblings and myself are just curuios what he did while stationed there. We have his records but there is so much that is redacted. We know some was secret missions that he didn't share with my mom, so they say. If you can shed anyb light we would be so appreciative. His work for our country remains a mystery to us and we fell that the Cold War has been over long enough to for us to get some answers.

Blessings,

Susan Kelder


Message Number: 525 - Monday, January 11, 2021 09:50:22 EDT
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Name:  Curtis McJunkin
Service Branch:  Air Force
Years at Hakata:  1965-1967
Highest Rank at Hakata:  A1C (E4)
Comments:

Really enjoyed my time at Hakata, touring southern Japan on days off. Left for 6924th SS in Da Nang, Vietnam 1967-68. Re-upped for promotion to SSGT (E5) and tour in Darmstadt, Germany with 6910th SS from 1968-1972. Left military when denied promotion to E6 unless I re-upped again. Worked out well-went to college, served in USAF Reserves and USAR Reserves and retired in 1991 as a Major. Lots of good memories.


Message Number: 524 - Monday, January 4, 2021 07:20:43 EDT
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Name:  dave demaris
Service Branch:  army
Years at Hakata:  1964-1967
Flight or Trick:  1st and 3rd
Highest Rank at Hakata:  E-5
Comments:

had a great time at the 14th. Was good friends with Bob Arnold and John Schleis, who owned the Starlite bar. John now lives in Seattle. I still keep in touch with him and have visited him several times. We returned to Japan in 1998, and visited Bob who stayed in Japan until his death. I still live in my hometown of Milford Ohio.


Message Number: 523 - Thursday, December 3, 2020 15:32:13 EDT
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Name:  John Gullion
Service Branch:  Army
Years at Hakata:  1970-71
Flight or Trick:  Straight days
Highest Rank at Hakata:  Sp5
Comments:

Worked in Ops 98C with Ray 'Wimpy' Wimberg in R&D. I chose Hakata as a reenlistment option but my stay was cut short when the base was put on the closure list in 1971, transferred to Okinawa just as many of us were.


Message Number: 522 - Monday, July 27, 2020 12:16:29 EDT
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Name:  Robert Stellini
Service Branch:  Army Security Agency
Years at Hakata:  1971-1972
Flight or Trick:  USASA MP
Highest Rank at Hakata:  Spec 4
Comments:

Have many memories of Hakata Air Force, Navy, and Army military base. Made many friends there while serving my country. The base was handed over to the Japanese while I was there so being a draftee I was given a 6 month early out. I was very lucky to have Hakata as my duty station it could of been a lot worse. My wife came later and we lived off base. Spent two weeks at Camp Drake by Tokyo before departing to Hakata. Thanks for doing this and reviving old memories.


Message Number: 521 - Friday, June 26, 2020 17:38:50 EDT
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Name:  Ben Phillips
Service Branch:  U.S. Army Security Agency
Years at Hakata:  1957 - 1959
Flight or Trick:  Trick 1
Highest Rank at Hakata:  SP-5
Comments:

Thanks for keeping some of Brady Air Base Open. Dennis Graham had a great web site until he decided to take it down. I tried my best to supply him with plenty of pictures. The over head view of the base i supplied it when Dennis first state his web site. Although I didn't know many of the Air force guys, i stil enjoyed looking at your web site. Thanks so much.

Ben Phillips


Message Number: 520 - Sunday, June 21, 2020 21:55:09 EDT
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Name:  robert boyle
Service Branch:  USAF
Years at Hakata:  tdy from Osan, AFB, Korea, fall 1964
Comments:

Some I remember, some I do not, but I know I enjoyed every minute in Japan and Korea. Thanks for the site.


Message Number: 519 - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 13:47:21 EDT
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Name:  Joe Hammond
Service Branch:  Army Security Agency
Years at Hakata:  69-70
Flight or Trick:  mids
Highest Rank at Hakata:  SP/5
Comments:

Thanks for the memories brought on by your photos. I didn't spend much time in Saitosaki except to pass lthrough on the way to the ferry preferring to go to the "big city" of Fuk. I would have re-upped if they would have promised that I could spend the next 16 years in Japan. But things turned out OK anyway.